What To Expect During Bathroom Remodelling
Renovating your bathroom can seem like an intimidating task, but whatever bathroom ideas you have, we’re confident we can help create the perfect space for you. The team at Absolute Plumbing & Gas Noosa has over a decade of experience in bathroom renovation in Noosa and the surrounding areas. Below we will not only explain the process to you but provide you with some tips and practical advice on time frames, possible bathroom renovation costs, and most importantly, how to keep the cost down when considering bathroom designs. All this will help you make sure you get the best bathroom renovation possible for your needs and budget.
Bathroom Renovation Process
Bathroom renovations may not actually take as long as you think. Proper consultation in the early stages can make sure that not only is the process streamlined, but your needs and budget are factored in at every stage.
First of all, it’s important that you have a clear idea of what you are trying to achieve with your renovation. You might want to upgrade your bathroom to accommodate your growing family, simply want a more luxurious space to bathe, or be trying to add value to your property. Try to decide exactly how you want your new bathroom to be. Once you have some rough ideas in your mind, it’s a good idea to set yourself a ‘bathroom budget’. Then, it’s time to give us a call.
As we believe consultation is so important in achieving great results, once your bathroom has been assessed by our team and the area’s measurements have been taken, we will sit down with you to find out exactly what kind of work you’d like done on your bathroom and how we can help achieve your vision.
At this stage, we will provide you with a provisional quote. The bathroom renovation cost will vary depending on size of the space and the complexity of the work to be undertaken. We also provide licensed installation of hot water systems. Give us a call and we’ll discuss your hot water needs. If your shower needs replacing, we will assess this thoroughly and give you a time frame once we have seen your space and you have decided what kind of shower you want.
Once this is done you will need to decide on the fixtures, fittings and accessories that fit the vision for the space you are aiming to create. We can then assess the original quote and aim to finalise a price for the work to be undertaken. This is your opportunity to raise any queries you might have and bring up any new ideas or changes you might like made to the original plans.
We believe that great communication during your consultation can help avoid unwanted delays during installation and aim to have your bathroom completed within a reasonable timeframe. Of course some larger projects will take longer. All of this, though, will be crystal clear by the time we commence work on your bathroom!
Bathroom Renovation Ideas
If you’re looking to renovate your bathroom on a budget, then, of course, it’s a good idea to think about this before you begin deciding exactly what work you want done.
One of the big costs material and labour-wise will be the bathroom tiles: so, by limiting the amount of tile you use you can make a big difference to the overall cost of the project. If you want to save some cash, think about where exactly really needs tiling and where you can live without. It’s very possible to achieve stylish, modern bathroom decor on a budget. For example, you can focus on high impact areas like the floor, or perhaps you want to confine tile areas to inside the shower area. We’ll leave that up to you to decide.
Plain tiles are cheaper than ‘artistic’ patterned tiles, so if you have your heart set on some fancy tiling, think about limiting the amount you use and complimenting them with cheaper, plain tiles. As a bonus, this also makes the decorated tiles stand out, and with thoughtful placement may even increase their impact.
Small Bathroom Renovations
We are experienced in small bathroom renovations, and the good news is, as these rooms require fewer materials, and less wall space may need waterproofing, generally, your bathroom construction cost will work out lower when renovating a smaller space. Of course, dependent on the level of renovation taking place and the quality of finish this can vary.
Waterproofing Your Bathroom
One of the most important things to consider when refitting your bathroom is waterproofing. Water, for all its life-giving benefits, can be very problematic if not properly managed. If there is any potential for leakage this will need to be addressed during renovation for two reasons. First, if water gets into walls it can create structural issues over time, which of course is the last thing any homeowner wants. Second, any sitting water can give rise to mould, which can be very dangerous to you and your family’s health. So paying attention to this during your bathroom remodelling is essential. Hire a licensed plumber who will ensure that renovation work is done according to local plumbing regulations.
Shower walls need to be waterproofed: as the grout in tiling can allow moisture through, meaning the walls in your shower will need a protective layer applied behind the tiles to prevent moisture entering the walls. Luckily this process is relatively quick and should be completed within 2-3 days.
How Much Does It Cost to Renovate a Bathroom in Noosa?
Of course, this is the burning question! The answer, however, is hard to specify as each renovation is so different, and of course, a bathroom refresh will always cost less than a complete bathroom renovation. However, roughly speaking it is possible to renovate for as little $5000-$10000, with a mid-range job between $25000 – $35000, but so much depends on your space and requirements; if you decide you want a bath fitting, for example, this will drive up the price. Shower replacements, although affordable will add some cost, and the same is true if you decide to replace your bathtub with a shower.
For all of the reasons above, the best advice we have is simply give us a call today, so our team at Absolute Plumbing & Gas can provide you with a custom quote and you can begin making your bathroom renovation a reality.